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Keywords:Apocalypse, Christian iconology, Conques, Maestas Domini, Parousia, Romanesque, Romanesque sculpture, abbey, medieval, tympanum
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Dimensions998 x 1500
Original file size334 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Jul-12 12:10
Date modified1-Jan-17 11:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length24 mm
Focal length (35mm)24 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/80 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Romanesque tympanum of Sainte Foy at Conques

The tympanum above the west entrance of the abbey church counts as one of the most remarkable groups of Romanesque sculpture. It was carved between 1107 and 1125 and represents the Second Coming of Christ (Parousia). According to Aveyron author Pierre Séguret, the main theme of the tympanum doesn't seem to be the Last Judgement itself as is often claimed, but rather the moment just before the verdict.